No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Metro Detroit road crews out in full force ahead of winter storm
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Snow emergencies are being issued across Metro Detroit as cities anticipate heavy snowfall Monday night into Tuesday morning. Local 4 spoke with Craig Bryson with the Oakland County Road Commission. AdUnlike any other winter, with so many people working from home, clearing the roads ahead of rush hour traffic was different this year. So it’s a little bit surreal,” Craig Bryson said. In Wayne County, road crews were called in at 2 a.m. on Monday morning.
No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp
7 Michigan on Saturday, handing the Wolverines their first loss. Minnesota never trailed, holding the best shooting team in the conference to a season-low score and a season-high 20 turnovers. The Gophers were back in their happy place after five days to recuperate and refocus from decisive defeats last week at Michigan and Iowa. The Wolverines had seven turnovers in the first seven minutes and just never established a rhythm in their half court. Minnesota, the sixth Big Ten team ranked, will undoubtedly slide up several spots.
Garza scores 33, No. 5 Iowa beats No. 16 Minnesota 86-71
Iowa center Luka Garza (55) celebrates with teammate Jordan Bohannon (3) after making a 3-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. All rights reservedIOWA CITY, Iowa – Luka Garza scored 33 points and Joe Wieskamp added 20 as No. Iowa, which led 39-37 at halftime, opened the second half with a 22-6 run. Minnesota (10-4, 3-4) rallied from a 63-45 deficit to get to within five points twice late in the second half. The 1,000th point came on a free throw with 17:48 left in the second half.
Watch: Eli Brooks has tooth knocked out during Michigan basketball’s win over Minnesota
Eli Brooks had a tooth knocked out during Michigan basketball's win over Minnesota on Jan. 6, 2021. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Wednesday was a nearly perfect night for the Michigan basketball team, but maybe not so much for Eli Brooks. That’s because Isaiah Ihnen’s elbow caught Brooks in the mouth while the two were racing for a loose ball, and the blow knocked out Brooks’ tooth. You can see the tooth flying on the left side of the Big Ten Network video below. NEWS: Michigan basketball game postponed Saturday due to COVID-19 cases in Penn State programFellow senior Isaiah Livers had Brooks’ back, finding the tooth on the court during a timeout.
Minnesota takes down No. 4 Iowa 102-95 with 3-point spree
Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp (10) and Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur (22) vie for the ball in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)MINNEAPOLIS – Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota's late surge to upset No. They trailed by seven points with 44 seconds left in regulation and outscored the Hawkeyes 29-15 the rest of the way. Then Carr hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds remaining, bringing the Gophers bench players leaping onto the court. Garza started gobbling up rebounds and turning them into gimme putbacks, and Iowa looked like it was in control.
Cockburn scores 33 as No. 13 Illinois routs Minnesota 92-65
13 Illinois past Minnesota 92-65 in the Big Ten opener for both teams Tuesday night. Freshman guard Adam Miller added 14 points, while Trent Frazier and Ayo Dosunmu each scored 10 for Illinois (5-2). Illinois went on several runs, including a 22-5 spurt fueled by back-to-back 3s from Frazier to end the half. Illinois has struggled with turnovers this season and committed 14 against Minnesota. The outcome was never in question in the second half and Illinois used its defense and quickness to put away the Gophers.